GCC Athletics: Women’s Soccer/Men’s Basketball
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 18, 2018
O’Brien Becomes Latest Women’s Soccer Recruit
Mackenzie O’Brien became the latest recruit and signee of Genesee Community College’s women’s soccer team from Akron High School.
The Lady Tigers defender comes with quite a pedigree of awards and accomplishments during her high school athletics career.
From a team perspective, O’Brien helped her squad to Section VI championship and along the way received honors that include: All-Western New York and Niagara-Orleans All-League, with multiple recognitions in both.
O’Brien plans to study criminal justice and pursue a career in forensics at GCC and is the third major recruitment of Cougar head women’s soccer coach Jeff Reyngoudt for the 2018 fall season.
Reyngoudt looks to improve upon last season with returning National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Miko Yamashita. The 2017 GCC women’s soccer team went unbeaten in its first 10 games against D-III opponents and climbed to a national ranking of No. 1 along the way.
Men’s Basketball Team Named in Latest NJCAA D-II Poll
The Genesee Community College men’s basketball team entered the national polls as an honorable mention in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s D-II poll released today.
The Cougars are currently second in the Western New York Athletic Conference with a 4-1 record and only behind nationally-ranked No. 9 Monroe Community College with both teams leading the conference in overall play with a dozen wins.
In national statistics that included games as of Jan. 16, the Cougars were No. 8 in free-throw percentage, No. 10 in total points, and No. 13 in points-per-game with 91.3.
The Cougars have been led by the performance of Brian Fobbs, who already has hit double-double performances in double-digit games.
Fobbs leads the country in rebounds-per-game with 13.5 and is third in the nation in points-per-game with 25.9. In WNYAC play, Fobbs also leads the conference in both aforementioned categories and is also second in three-point percentage at 44.1 and third in field-goal shooting at 57.5.
Ten of the Cougars’ last dozen games are against conference opponents beginning with a matchup at Niagara County Community College Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. A win at MCC Jan. 31 has potential to vault Genesee into the national top-20.
NJCAA D-II Poll Jan. 17: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div2/polls
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